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Aug 24, 2013 8:00am PDT
have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. official is in damascus today asking to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. president obama sat down with our chris kuomo earlier and he said the u.s. is still gathering information on the attack. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. t
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
which found the unemployment rate went up in 28 state and declined in eight states. "washington journal" is next. >> the president's plan to try to keep college more affordable is already getting some reaction from capitol hill. we might have to weigh in. some are in support and some are critical saying the new ranging system that the president put out is arbitrary. meantime college can cost up to $30,000 year on average now for some folks and the debt load students carrying can be the same amount. with that background is the cost of college worth it? that's the question for you this friday morning. republicans call 202-585-3881, democrats 202-585-3880 and independents 202-585-3882. look forward to your calls and also your participation by social media. you can send us a tweet at twitter @c-span wj. you can also send an e-mail is the cost of college worth it? allen writes, it used to be but right now it slightly losing steam. now people that are caught with a minimum of expectations while being strapped with a new burden of paying back the loan making short m
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Aug 23, 2013 8:00am EDT
it to the ground. because of risk with lightning, almost all of washington, oregon and really almost the whole state of idaho under red flag fire warnings. not only because the winds will gust, driving the fires along, but because the lightning is a big concern today for possibly sparking new fires, given that the ground is just so dry. now as beget to the weekend, because we did make it to friday, of course, we are going to see the heat return to the midwest. the front that just passed through has cooled things down into the northeast, so a comfortable 80 degrees in new york. as we get into sunday, remember that heat i was talking about? going back from the 80's into the 90's in minnesota. that is going to be a hot one. the front that went through is continuing to push across, so drier humidity as we head into the northeast. the southeast has dried out significantly, as well. the moisture in this area is mostly going to be off the coastline. there is a little bit of a disturbance there. you can see that monsoon heading toward the southwest. not too many concerns in terms of flooding in the so
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
on washington, new civil rights leaders descend on the lincoln memorial where martin luther king, jr. once told us he had a dream. >> come on, let's go! >>> the fast-moving wildfire that has consumed 165 square miles has entered yosemite national park. and having doubled in size in just one day, it's now bearing down on thousands of structures. >>> she was tried, convicted and monday she'll be back in court. now jane velez-mitchell reveals new details about jodi arias that show how a previous boyfriend may have narrowly escaped her clutches. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm brianna kheiler. >> and i'm ivan watson. it's 10:00 p.m. on the east coast, 7:00 on the west. and you're in the cnn newsroom. >> let freedom ring. >> and we begin this hour with history being made again today in the nation's capital. >> that's right. marchers are retracing the landmark 1963 march on washington. it was 50 years ago wednesday that the reverend martin luther king, jr. called for an end to hatred and bigotry in his "i have a dream" speech. >> chris is on the mall. chris, participants are exchanging words, but the
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Aug 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
, washington. >> 50 years after martin luther king's historic speech on washington. to take stock of how much has changed. we have clericaler weather for the northeast and mid addlantic but the rain continues to be very heavy for certain parts of the states. i will show you where coming up next. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> the political scandal that has gripped los angeles says filner's trouble, far from over. >> the ag's office won't specify charges but that an investgation is ongoing. meanwhile, city officials here in san diego say they are ready to put the civic nightmare behind them. the city council unanimously approved a resolution in which bob filner resigned effective august 30th. under the terms of the deal, the city will pay for his legal defense with regard to claims by current and former city employees. however,
Aug 14, 2013 4:00am PDT
the world's largest airline. danielle lee is live in washington. good morning to you and why has this deal been halted? >> reporter: richard, good morning. the concern is under this merger there would be a decrease in competition and, therefore, an increase in prices. just take reagan national airport just outside of washington, d.c. where i am, for example, under this merger, the new airline would control 69% of takeoffs and also landings. plans for us airways and american airlines to fly under a new american logo could be permanently grounded. the justice department, along with six states and washington, d.c. are suing to stop the merger. >> they tend to contract the market, so you have less routes, less choices, higher prices. >> reporter: the airlines are vowing to fight back, saying blocking this pro competitor merger will deny customers to a broader airline network that gives them more choices. for months they've been advertising this deal as a big win for consumers. >> not only become a bigger airline, but also something so much greater. >> reporter: the deal would have been the lat
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >> stirring words and a call to action. will this march on washington affect change, especially when it comes to voting rights? the burden of history, what should the president say to the nation this week? 50 years after martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. in florida, the saga of a teenage girl and her underage love interest takes a new twist. we'll tell you what she did that landed her in jail. >>> hello, everyone, it's high noon in the east and 9:00 in the west. i'm mara schiavocampo in for alex witt. >>> developing news out of syria right now, the syrian government reached an agreement with the united nations to allow inspectors to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack last week. word just a short time ago from a u.n. spokesman saying inspections will begin tomorrow. a senior white house official tells nbc news the decision by the syrian government is, quote, too late to be credible and says any evidence has likely been damaged or destroyed by continued bombings. meanwhile, the syrian government warned that any military intervention by the united states would set the middl
Aug 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
is facing condemnation here in the u.s., as well. tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, diana and gio. the muslim brotherhood is calling for a friday of anger today, stoking fears of more bloodshed. the international community is worried that the crisis in egypt is worsening. cairo is poised to erupt again today. the muslim brotherhood, which supports ousted president mohamed morsi, has called for mass protest marches after friday prayers. the ruling military will be waiting. egypt's interior minister authorized the use of deadly force against demonstrators who target police or state buildings. the country remains in a state of emergency, after wednesday's bloody crackdown on pro-morsi supporters. the government now says more than 600 people were killed. >> you can't kill your own people. and get away with it. >> reporter: egypt's christians are pleading for help. they say a number of churches have come under attacks of people accusing them of siding with the military. one woman says her church was doused in gasoline. >>
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches out and u.s. allies back away. this morning an international coalition to support military strikes on syria is crumbling. the most stinging rejection from washington's closest ally. take a look at the cover of "new york daily news" the british aren't coming. british lawmakers voted against taking any part of any military action. other allies like germany and france are also gun shy, still haunted by the iraq war. those concerns echo loudly in congress where more than 160 lawmakers, both republicans and democrats, are demanding at least a full debate before any strikes are launched. last night, president obama and top members of his cabinet spent 90 minutes trying to rally support among skeptical lawmakers. >> the congress, l
Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
issued a veiled threat saying they're considering a. : >> michael: joining us now from washington, d.c. one of our favorites, michael tomasky. great to have you back here. michael, does it matter that all of these lawmakers in washington are so angry about this? does it change anything between russia and the u.s.? >> i don't think it changes a thing. do you think vladimir putin cares what john mccain said? i don't think so. however anybody feels about snowden, whistle blower, traitor, or something else, one has to look at putin. he's a sackture of the u.s u.s.-russian relationship. which was working pretty well, then putin announced his intention to come back. he came back and won the presidency, and then there were many isn'ts over th--many incids during the arab spring. >> michael: yes, that's a great point. we don't think about what putin's role is in all of this. look, edward snowden is coming here. exciting opportunity to mess with the u.s. and that is too bad. how much putin has to do with this, we'll never know. but it seemed that things were a little better than. >>> let's st
Aug 24, 2013 5:00am PDT
's power and water sources. >> the march on washington. 50 years ago dr. martin luther king had a dream to change the nation. a look at how far we have come and what you didn't know about what day. >>> and bashing batman. the internet explodes when warner brothers announces ben affleck will be the new dark knight. that and much more on "cbs this morning saturday," august 24, 2013. viek . captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to the weekend. we have a great show. >> we don't disappoint. stick around. >> including the legendary billy jean king talking about a new documentary about her life. >> and the owner of dinosaur barbecue restaurant john stage. >> and a performance by the talented british singer and songwriter james maddock. >>> we begin with u.s. naval forces in the mediterranean moving closer to syria. the pentagon dispatched a fourth ship armed with missiles capable of striking syrian targets. >> amid evidence that the assad regime attacked civilians with chemical weapons, president obama is weighing military options this weekend with joint
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
is adjusting to life in washington with the exception of one thing. >> a break -- >> on "cbs this morning." >> pope benedict tosaid god tol him to retire. i was thinking it's a good thing god's not talking to alex rodriguez. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. good morning, gayle. >> good morning, charlie. >> we begin with the wildfire outside yosemite park, growing at an alarming rate. 1 it is one of 55 major wildfires burning in the western united states. >> our sacramento station is west of yosemite. you've been covering this region for years. have you ever seen anything like this? >> reporter: i have not. residents around here haven't either. they said it's been since 1987 they've seen a fire even approaching something like this, that this one is burning much more quickly and much stronger as well. about 300 hopes evacuated after governor brown declared a state of emergency in california. the rim fire, burning about a week or so, remains only 1% contained. firefighters worked through the night to battle the flames. in the last 24 hours, the fire nearly quadruple
Aug 20, 2013 9:00am EDT
and weakness. the latest on this troubling news this morning. good morning from washington, tuesday august 20th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. lets get to the first read. we start overseas. former egyptian president hosni mubarak could actually be free in a few days. egyptian security forces arrested the spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood, mohammed badie and his deputy, who was already in custody, will go on trial later this month for their alleged role of the death of protesters outside of headquarters in june. after scores of detention of top leaders, this morning the brotherhood has appoint add new figurehead. ousted president mohamed morsi remains under house arrest for a 49th day. this morning mubarak's lawyer tells nbc news his legal team is submitting a petition in court tomorrow requesting his release. they are 99% sure that he's actually going to be free even if just temporarily. nearly 1,000 egyptians died since security forces raided pro-morsi camps. on monday human rights watch called that crackdown, quote, the most serious incident of mass unlawful kill
Aug 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
a comment. i actually spoke with david corn, the bureau chief of the washington bureau and he said mother jones has withdrawn that sucks headline. joining me now for our daily fix to talk about this and political headlines, msnbc contributor and "the washington post's" chris cillizza and amy water, editor for the cook political report. it's so interesting that sorkin was talking last night. i wasn't there but i was reading the notes from the report from mother jones about the tendency of the media to hype up every fight between every politician and point exclamation points around it. here we have an example of it. he was using it, it seems to me, as an example of the way the journalistic discourse tends to hype up the politicians. >> aaron sorkin would know nothing about hyping anything up in washington. >> you're taking a shot now. >> i did not. >> did you just give a chris matthews ha? i think i heard one over there. >> i've been working on that. >> that was pretty good, chris. >> look, his stock and trade is making washington seem a heck of a lot more interesting than it often is. >> y
Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
peggest is in washington and charlie d'agata in cairo. hundreds of extra firefighters move in to contain the expanding wildfires in idaho. john blackstone is there. a mother who just lost her daughter makes a case for parents spying on their kids on-line. and for 17 and for 17 summers elaine quijano says they've been enjoying shakespeare in the we begin with jeff pegues. >> reporter: with nearly 900 killed in five days of clashes with the egyptian military the call to end the flow of u.s. money are getting louder. south carolina senator lindsay graham believes egypt is looking more and more like a failed state. >> we're going to have to suspend our aid because we can't support the reaction of the military. >> reporter: historically the u.s. has been a sponsor of the egyptian military with 1.5 billion dollars in aid the u.s. sends egypt yearly, 1.3 of it is for the country's security forces. it was the military that ousted the elected president mohammed morsi and is shooting the president's supporters. middle east analyst mohsin khan says even if u.s. aid is suspended it will have little
Aug 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
hill calling on washington to suspend aid. former president hosni mubarak has been acquitted on corruption charges and his lawyers tell us that he will be released from jail in the next 48 hours. a popular uprising of the egyptian people swept mubarak out of office in 2011, a move intended to usher in democratic reform but mubarak's replacement mohamed morsi is now behind bars himself. and early this morning, many more arrests in a government crackdown in a muslim brotherhood, including mohammed's body the spiritual leader of the group. calls from the u.s. for reconciliation efforts have been ignored. >> politically motivated tensions inside egypt should end. >> reporter: the turmoil in egypt has lawmakers here calling for president obama to suspend aid to the country. but even cutting off nearly $1.5 billion in annual support may not bring the change washington is hoping for. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: on monday, secretary of defense chuck hagel was asked if cutting aid to egypt would help end the violence there. >> our ability to influence the outcome in egypt is limit
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Aug 22, 2013 2:00am EDT
the details of that as well as the rain that is coming in to washington, d. washington, d.c.. >> bo xilai was once a rising star in the chinese communist party but today he goes on trial for corruption, bribery and abuse of power all tinged with a tail otale of murder. he plummet from the party elite. >> bo xilai last public appearance as a member of the communist party in march last year. his next should be as an accused criminal in a courtroom in a city that exemplifies a stunning fall from grace. he serve as mayor, and as china's commerce minister. the scandal that would bring him down came years later when he was party secretary of the southwestern city. in november 2011 the british businessman hey ward was found dead. bo xilai and his wife gu kailai, his death would be seen as murder after his police chief ran to a nearby consulate with an extraordinary account of hey ward's killing. gu kailai admitted to pointing heyward and was given a suspended death penalty. now bo xilai is being cleansed of his traces. >> you really don't have to look too hard to find ways that bo's ways are qui
Aug 23, 2013 5:00am PDT
at 1:00. the chp says the victim is a 30- 35 man from san pablo bay with a washington's driver's license. he was taken to hairing general hospital. the man is driving a work van but authorities don't know where he was headed. the doors to the vehicle are so jammed so these drews are able to search inside for any cruels. mg a is out right now. the van marked the pole straight up over the ground but the fires have remained in tact. no electricity has been caught you have to anyone. right now traffic on highway 101 southbound again near the parkway is flowing very nicely. live from san rafael i'm tara moriarty. >>> this morning -- it has tripled in size in the past few but -- claudine wong joins us now. >> reporter: daybreak is approaching but we still have time for crews to use the dark to get ahead of this thing. the overnight hours are critical when you talk about potential progress. the rim fire has tripled in size. it's burned more than 63,000 acres. containment 5% now down to 1%. the fire has already destroyed two homes and threatening 2500 others. let's talk about strategy
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
, return to washington. >>> plus, first photo. kim and kanye's baby. northwest. >> how cute is that gorgeous baby! >>> now, "inside edition" in high definition with deborah norville. >> diane: hello and thanks for joining us. i'm diane mcinerney in for deborah norville. what would you think if money started raining down on you? we mean lots of money, thousands of dollars literally floating out of the sky. who was behind it? les trent has the exclusive story. >> talk about dollars from heaven, that's real money. thousands of bucks just raining down out of the sky. stunned residents, young and old alike, scrambled to grab the cash. $5, $10, $20, $50, all of it thrown out by a helicopter pilot. >> i would just take a handful of money and throw it out. >> just look at all that loot. $10,000 in total. so what on earth is going on? believe it or not the money is a bequest from a businessman who owned a bait shop at this marina in delaware. he had a reputation as a bit of a grouch, but he secretly had a heart of gold. he put a clause in his will. >> i'd like to have $10,000 cash th
Aug 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
and what today's gop can learn from it. good morning from washington. it's monday, august 19, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads the morning. egyptian officials say at least 24 policeman were killed in an ambush-style attack near raffa on the gaza border. according to egyptian security force, armed men stoppeded two buses carrying off-duty police, forced the passengers to get out, before shooting them execution-style. more than 900 people are reported to have been killed since wednesday when the interim egyptian government began a bloody crackdown on supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. on sunday, the egyptian government confirmed security forces had killed 36 islamists while they were being transferred to a prison north of cairo. the prisoners were attempting to escape to justify the attack. the muslim brotherhood said 52 prisoners were assassinated, shot and tear gassed through the windows of a locked prison van. president obama, who returns to the white house, returned last night actually is being pressed to suspend aid
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
on washington. how organizers say the civil rights battle has changed since martin luther king junior made his i have a dream speech. >> a critical meeting as the united states considers it's next step in syria and what the navy is now doing in that area as tensions rise around the alleged use of chemical weapons. >> first let's go out to the east shore freeway. traffic is moving along there. the highway patrol is clearing a deadly accident right now. that accident has the eastbound on-ramp shut down. we will keep an eye on that for you you're watching mornings on two. goodnight. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french) so you can express your gratitude... in the moment. chase quickpay. so you can. . >>> it's a partly cloudy start over south san francisco this morning. temperatures in the upper 50s outside your door >> and we want to show you what's happening now in the nation's capitol. as you can see people gathering there right now, thousands expected to come together for a march on the national mall in washing
Aug 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
care what washington thinks? i'm brooke baldwin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. -- captions by vitac -- >>> a trainer murdered in the middle of a class. why his past may provide clues. >>> plus, coffee's wake-up call. a new study shows how the brew could be deadly. >>> and a paralympic committee tells a swimmer she can't compete because she's not disabled enough. we're on the case. >>> and here we go. good to see you. i'm brooke baldwin. want to begin with the biggest story in the world right now. egypt. and as more blood spills on to the streets of egypt, the relationship between the united states and egypt's military government is on rocky ground. tethered by a $1.3 billion aid package. and just one word has the power to pull the plug on this u.s. cash flow to egypt. that one word is "coup." if the world is used for president mohamed morsi's dismissal, that would be this automatic trigger. it would force the u.s. to cut all foreign aid. and just this morning, president obama made a decision. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditi
Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm PDT
in spokane, washington. and cnn has more on the latest random act of deadly violence. hi, what are police telling you? >> police continue to search for the second suspect. they're asking for the public's help. that suspect is 16-year-old keenan adams kinard. police send out the poster with his picture. wanted for first degree robbery and murder. the other suspect, is also 16, he was arrested last night. he has been charged with the crime. now the victim in all of this is 88-year-old delbert belton known as "shorty." a world war ii veteran, and retired aluminum company worker and also a regular at an eagles lodge where he was waiting outside for a friend to play pool wednesday night. that's when belton was robbed and beaten in the parking lot. the murder appears to have been random. now this killing comes days after police in oklahoma say three teens shot and killed a 23-year-old australian college baseball player. the suspects in that case, jessica, are in custody. >> alina, any indication of what the cause of death was in this case? >> yeah, the coroners office, ruled belton's death a ho
Aug 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> yeah. >> thomas roberts. >> yeah. he is batman. >> and in washington, former governor of vermont and former chairman of the democratic national committee howard dean. >> having too much fun already. >> nice tie. it's cute. >> is that. >> save the children. >> good. that's great. a lot to cover this morning. rand paul, sort of reaches out, olive branched chris christie. >> does he take it? does he take the olive branch? >> he doesn't. he has sort of a response that i think, well, we'll see. i'll let you decide what you think it is. more fast food workers plan strikes today in their fight for higher wages. and we have the story out in san diego which continues to get more unbelievable. >> this bob filner story. >> unbelievable. >> sexual harassment against -- >> it gets stranger. everybody but the san diego chicken is claiming that he had his hands all over them. and filner's lawyers blaming the city for not training filner about sexual harassment. what's at the top of the news. >> we begin with a new report on the tsa. the agency tasked with keeping weapons and explosives off plan
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washington. >>> government is pushing to allow investigators into the site of this week's attack. they will try to negotiate access to areas where the attacks too place. samples from victims from the incident have been sent outside the country. president barack obama has called the situation an event of grave concern. suffering most are those too small to defend themselves. there are now 1 million revenu revenueys. al jazeera has more from a camp in northern iraq. >> reporter: normally described as one in a million is a compliment. here its anything but. for million syrian children this is now their life. ibrahims is 10 years old. he likes to tease his sister. he arrived in camp a day ago, but so far it's been an adventure. for one so long he's seen a lot. >> with bombings we were scared, we ran away. we were being bombed. they just destroyed us. now i'm here. i just wanting to bac back to school, go back to my friends. >> reporter: in iraqi kurdistan 10,000 children have arrived here since thursday, and the u.n. said registering
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Aug 8, 2013 11:00pm PDT
agree on except this. washington stinks. president obama's approval rating plum sed. 82% think the lawmakers deser s deserve to take off the month of august. congress is never popular. washington doesn't rate well on the popularity scale. people tend to personally like their own congressman. the reports we are getting back is that this time it could be different. i wanted to ask you, do you think some of the incumbent are in trouble? >> i talked to democratic campaign committee who handles the house. the average rating of approval for members of the house is about 88% or 89%. 70% now. i think the idea of a safe incumbent -- when i was in the business if you had an incumbent very rare they lose. if a wave if a big issue comes along a lot of people who think they are safe will be in trouble. >> anything we are learning in august 2013 tell us something about what will happen in mid term of november 2014. because president obama's numbers are not good now it's hard to get those back up. and then if you take the fact that most incumbents lose seats from their party in congress at t
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Aug 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
washington exert any influence at all in cairo? u.s. ambassador john bolton, former ambassador to the united states, fox news contributor joins us about this time every sunday. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> what do you predict could happen later today as if just reported the muslim brotherhood tries now to storm the supreme court? >> well, i think it's become clear in the past several days in particular, although i think it's been clear for a long time, that the muslim brotherhood is not a political party as we in the united states or the west more broadly understand that term. it's an armed militia. it's an armed ideology. and it's simply not going to accept as legitimate any egyptian government that it doesn't control. so i think the prospect for continued violence remains. i think it's just as much if not more the responsibility of the brotherhood as it is of the army. and i think it's important to understand that the army really has, i think, overwhelming support from the egyptian population. we're not yet in a civil war. hopefully that can be a
Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, including women and children of this newest attack. this evening that disturbing headline from washington about what we could be looking at now. u.n. weapons inspectors are on the ground facing huge hurdles trying to determine if chemical weapons were, in fact, accused. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is in the region for us tonight. >> reporter: it's a terrible and urgent task. tonight the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children and just how many died. today a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we've seen range from 1,000 to 1800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says the claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world is reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. david, tonight president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to find additional information about this suspected attack
Aug 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
says it won't tolerate anymore violence. ko is in washington with the details. ko? >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. clashes are also dividing leaders in washington. there are fears of an army rule. there's delicate diplomacy. egypt's military is stepping up. armies are in the streets and police are arresting anyone violating the curfew. the general told the country he will not tolerate anymore violence. >> translator: we will not stand by silently watching the destruction of the country and the people. >> reporter: more than 800 have been killed in clashes between security forces and ousted president morsi. the protesters are terrorists trying to bring down the country. the protesters are saying they staged a cou pf over the legitimately elected president. as the death toll mounts soes do pressure from capitol hill. they're calling on president obama to cut off aid to egypt. >> we're going to have to suspect our aid because we can't support the action of the military. >> reporter: the president says the egyptian military is necessary because it keeps the peace with israel and p
Aug 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
in washington. so, emily, former u.s. ambassador said today this is unprecedented. how big of a step is this to close so many embassies at once? >> we hear officials saying they are taking this ver seriously. they have said this number could expand. we've seen that happen overnight. yesterday we were talking about 21 embassies an consulates that would be impacted, now the number is up to 22. it's not just the u.s. involved. british and german embassies have said they're going to close their embassies in yemen. now the french have said they will also close their embassies. you're seeing all of this playing out because of threats people say they're taking very seriously. >> reporter: nearly one year ago americans saw what happens when terrorists attack a u.s. diplomatic compound. in benghazi, four americans died, including the u.s. ambassador. now that the u.s. government is dealing with what could be a new round of regional threats. officials say they tracked the chatter coming out of yemen for weeks, and then it changed over the past few days, more of it. enough that key members of c
Aug 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
be washington's highest priority. it's my highest priority. i've got to say it's not always washington's highest priority. because rather than keeping focus on a growing economy that creates good middle class jobs, you know, we've seen a faction of republicans in congress suggest that maybe america shouldn't pay its bills that have already been run up, that we should shut down government if they can't shut down obama care. you know, that won't grow our economy. they won't help our middle class. we can't afford in washington the usual circus of distractions and political posturing. we can't afford that right now. what we need is to build on the corner stones of what it means to be middle class in america. focus on that. a good job with good wages. a good education, a home of your own, affordable health care, a secure retirement. bread and butter pocketbook issues that you care about every single day. that you're thinking about every single day. and we've got to create more pathways in the middle class for folks who are willing to work for it. that's what made america great. it's not just how many
Aug 16, 2013 2:00am PDT
assault against innocent iraqis carrying out bombings. leaders met in washington on thursday, at least two dozen people killed in a wave of bombings in backgrounds. >>> new warnings about power plants. the nuclear proliferation project says every one of the 107 nuclear power plants is vol vulnerable to an attack. they are disputing the findings, insisting the nation's nuclear power plants are, quote, adequately protected. >>> hassan pathologist testified he shot five victims while they were lying helplessly on the ground. he fired 12 rounds on a soldier. he's charged with killed 13 and wounding 30 others in the worst mass shooting ever in a u.s. military base. >>> a tropical annoyance over mexico. forecasters say it could bring a lot of rain to the gulf course over the weekend. indra is tracking it. you are busy. >> yeah. first, i want to show you erin. it's 1-mile-per-hour over tropical storm pace. plus, i want to show the location. next week, it dissipates into a depression. we are focusing on something that has not been named yet. let's look at the peninsula. a 50% chance it develops in
Aug 24, 2013 3:00am PDT
.s. civil rights. the reverend martin luther king jr.'s march on washington for jobs and freedom. on august 28th, 1963, king electrified the nation with his "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial. a march and rally will start at the memorial on the national mall in two hours. >> so marchers will be heading to the mlk memorial. and dr. martin luther king's eldest son, dr. martin luther king iii, al sharpton and others will be at the march. >>> up next, cnn sits down with president obama for an exclusive one-on-one interview, you can hear what he has to say on nsa snooping concerns and also growing skepticism surrounding the agency's surveillance programs. >>> plus, it's total pandemonium at the nation's national zoo. we'll give a sneak peek at this panda cub who finally made a big entrance. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition in charge™. ♪ hooking up the coun
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Aug 18, 2013 4:00pm PDT
with news from washington. peter? >> reporter: this morning, we heard senator rand paul layout a road map he thinks would represent the best of both worlds for republicans, a way to avoid a government shutdown and defund obama care. here is how it would work. first, the house would vote to repeal the affordable care act as they have dozens of times before. then the senate would likely vote to keep the law as is. a compromise could come from that stalemate between the chambers at a closed door house and senate conference meeting. >> use the leverage of controlling one-third of the government. we don't control all of the government, they control house of representatives, they should stand up, use that power to at the least make this lawless bad, delay it, do something we can to protect the american public from this law, or if we do nothing, we're saying to the president, hey, you get your way. >> reporter: but president obama sees things differently, used his weekly address to sharply criticize republicans that want to alter the affordable care act in any way. >> many are concerned with how ba
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Aug 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of spokane, washington. he was beaten and left for dead wednesday night. as with the case of an oklahoma college student last week, the victim was apparently picked at random. an innocent man in the wrong place at the wrong time. police have arrested one of two african-american teenagers suspected of murder. correspondent dan springer has our top story from seattle tonight. >> reporter: 88-year-old delbert belton was a proud member of the greatest generation. as a teenager in the army, he fought on the beaches of okin a okinawa. he survived but only after taking a bullet in the leg. on wednesday night spokane, washington, police say belton, whom everyone called "shorty" was waiting in this parking lot for a friend to go bowling. that's when two teenagers allegedly robbed him and beat him in the head. >> it appears random. he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication t of -- that he would have known these people prior to the assault. >> belton died the next morning. the senseless death triggered a manhunt. police released surveillance photos of their suspect. they soon
Aug 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
of times each year, this according to an internal audit of documents obtained by "the washington post" from none other than nsa leaker edward snowden. white house correspondent dan lothian is live from martha's vineyard this morning. dan, sounds like there are more big questions for the administration today. >> reporter: that's right, certainly more big questions, kate. you know "the washington post" revealing in this report that the lechl of detail and analysis they uncovered is usually more than typically shared with member of congress or the fisa court that oversees the nation's surveillance programs. >> a general impression has i think taken hold not only among the american public but also around the world that somehow we're out there willy-nilly. >> reporter: that was president obama just days ago assuring the american public that the national security agency was not breaching the trust of its citizens. but a new report out today by "the washington post" may raise new concerns. after combing through the trove of documents leaked by former nsa analyst edward snowden "the post" reports t
Aug 23, 2013 3:00am PDT
. on set washington anchor for bbc world news america, katty kay who i gave her a cold. she's upset. >> we're sharing everything. guys, be careful. >> okay. >> don't overshare, please. >> drugs here if anyone touches them. >> always be in england. >> can i just say, does every boy grow up dreaming of saying, i'm batman? >> i don't know. it's a funny joke. >> every boy doesn't grow up. >> that's good. >> oh! >> oh. >> discuss that also. pulitzer-prize winning historian jon meacham. pulitzer-prize winning column t columnist, msnbc political ans list, can we shorten the title please, eugene robinson and vice president and executive editor of richard holt. >> he's also the author of the book "the message, the reselling of president obama." >> and that's all we have time for this morning. back to you. >> if we did the subtitle of richard's book we would run into chuck's hour as well. >> i want to say something, i have to go on record with this ben affleck thing. this is funny, we make a big deal but he's had a great career comeback with the town and -- >> "argo" so he directs himself
Aug 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
washington correspondent, good to see you. >> morning, lester. >> trying to get troops out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. does he or this country have an appetite to get in another military venture? >> no. it's the red line the president does not want to cross. he ran for office criticizing the iraq war. he opposes dumb wars. it's plain from everything the president has done and said, it would be dumb for the united states to get seriously involved. that said, when you have chemical weapons used on a large scale, with the president having said that is something he would not tolerate, he's got to have some sort of response. it's what they are weighing right now. what can you do? cruise missile strikes from the sea that does not involve boots on the ground and overflight syria which has air capability. >> he would like an international mandate. probably not going come from the u.n. security counsel. there's talk he could use the model president clinton used in kosovo, the humanitarian crisis there. is that an option for him to give him international coverage? >> yes, if he gets the nato
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